Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal
Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal

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Bernice Reid has realised a long-held career move in being appointed Internal Sales and Specifications Representative for Hevac. She studied economics at university and first entered the commercial heating industry in 2006. Over the years she has gained considerable experience in the sector and is especially proficient in the application of radiators, radiant panels and...
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Training and education is a core value of the Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland (EIFI) and so it is no surprise that the Federation has played a pivotal role in the newly-launched Engineering Skillnet Business Network.
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As CIBSE Ireland marks its 50th anniversary in 2018 and we look back at buildings designed in the 1960s, we now understand why large areas of glazing, lightweight construction and insufficient ventilation led to overheating and downright poorly-performing buildings.
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Energy policy on the island of Ireland is in need of reform if the nation is to achieve its international and European level targets to reduce carbon emissions. Currently, fossil fuels supply the lion’s share of Ireland’s energy needs. There is recognition by Government that this needs to change, especially if Ireland is to achieve...
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Selecting the correct humidification system largely depends on being able to extract the right information from the end-user on how the system will be employed. Here Debbie Batchelor, Sales Manager at Condair, (below) describes how to pick the right humidifier with a little Q&A.
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Welcome to the Golden Anniversary issue of Building Services News, marking 50 years of continuous publication. Over the last half-century the journal has evolved in tandem with developments and innovations in the industry, not just reflecting those changes but also helping to promote them and spearhead their acceptance.
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Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies, writes Ambrose Evans Pritchard, The Daily Telegraph.
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Lighting design is one of the fastest-changing areas in engineering, both with regard to standards being set and to changing technology. In recent years standards have been set by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) for all countries in Europe through EN 12464 Lighting for Workplaces, and EN 15193 the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.
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Since establishing its dedicated Dublin-based operation last year to serve the 32 counties of Ireland, Panasonic has gained considerable market share. A more structured management process, coupled with the regular introduction of new products and streamlined logistics, have resulted in increased sales at a time when the market in general is somewhat deflated.
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The EU target of increasing the share of renewable energy to 20% by 2020 will be achieved earlier than expected, according to the EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger. However, he believes that the yearly growth rate of 6% could flatten out strongly after 2020 if no further binding expansion targets are introduced for the period after...
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